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  • You did brilliantly, 38 miles is a bloomin' long way. Sometimes you have to actually experience something to learn what you need to know in order to complete it (I also did an "electrolyte unknown" at my last half Ironman, not good ended up vomming in a bush). You will totally nail it next time :-).
  • Complete an Ironman - Done Complete a 70.3 in less than 6 hours - Done Complete a 70.3 in less than 5hr30 - This one is for next year Lands End to John O Groats - Done Three Peaks, cycling between the peaks - Am doing this in ~20 day's time :-S Stelvio Pass - Booked in for next August Complete a stage of the Tour de France…
  • Hi, I think I understand what you are asking. The reason the number doesn't change is because, based on the MFP model, you should eat back your exercise calories (which cancels out the deficit created by exercising more). Although both gym equipment and MFP tend to overestimate calories burned (in my case, based on my HRM…
  • Nope, I have not experienced weight gain whilst on Cerezette. I have lost 13 Kg in the last 6 months whilst remaining on it though :-)
  • I would head to pizza express, they do "legerra" pizzas on their menu (pizza with a hole in the middle filled with salad). Less than 500 calories and your son could have pizza too without you feeling like you are missing out :-)
  • Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire UK 2015 in less than 5hr 30. Will I make it?! Who knows, but I will give it my absolute best shot.
  • I like the Powerbar 30% chocolate flavour. They actually taste like a treat rather than a punishment! I tried the Maximuscle bars too but they had the weirdest aftertaste which meant I never finished the whole bar. I also tried the Bounce protein balls and although the coconut one was nice the peanut one was a bit…
  • It's a lot easier if you're outside. Especially if you do an "out and back" route because then focus doesn't come into it, if you want to get home you have to keep going :-D
  • I struggle really badly with serious stomach problems when I run, so I have started swapping to a liquid diet 3 days before races. On the morning of the race I will have an energy bar (I use the Peanut Powerbar Ride bars because they taste quite nice and don't upset my tummy) and a cup of coffee. I know it sounds crazy but…
  • I never used to exercise and was very overweight. I lost the weight and took up triathlon. When I run or cycle really hard (I have to really push myself though) I get the strangest feelings of euphoria. It's amazing, I think at that point I must be the happiest person in the world and I normally feel like I could carry on…
  • Lol :-) I am away from home a lot for work and manage to eat well and exercise with no problems and yes if I used being away as an excuse to slack then my lifestyle might suffer. BUT there is no way I'm giving up ice creams and virgin pina coladas on my holiday. 1 week a year is not going to mean I fail. 1 week a year is…
  • Am doing a charity event, climbing 3 mountains and cycling 550 miles for my week long holiday this year. Will eat pretty much whatever I like. If I was having a "proper" relaxing holiday I'd just chill out, not worry about it, enjoy my holiday and getting to spend time with the people I love.
  • I tried mixing my chocolate protein powder with hot water -> hot chocolate. It didn't work. The powder went the texture of scrambled eggs. Revolting. Hopefully you will have more success with it!
  • Bad run: Ironman, it was overnight so started running at about 3am. Was violently sick at mile 90 of the bike ride and ran the entire marathon distance on about 5 sips of water and no food at all. Every step hurt. I finished but I didn't run again for about 6 months afterwards! Good run: Had an appalling cold but decided…
  • I'm so glad it's not just me, I think maybe I should also take more notice of the opinions of those I trust into account when deciding to lose more weight or to stop.
  • Hi. I take mine in the morning to avoid them keeping me awake. Also it's a good idea to take Iron alongside some viamin C (maybe with a glass of orange juice or a vit c suppliment), as vit c helps with the absorbtion of Iron. P.s the iron tablets might give you a poorly tummy for a while but stick with them and it will go…
  • Given that I've logged my food in one way or another (I started with a notebook and only moved to MFP about 5 months ago) for the last 5 years I wouldn't really consider myself a beginner. But I have been successful, losing my original ~35kg and keeping them off for ~5 years and now losing the last few kilos to make me a…
  • 1. I am a lot stronger and more determined than I thought I was 2. Motivation only comes from within, you can't rely on others to do it for you. 3. Success or failure is based on MY choices and mine alone, no one can force me to eat rubbish and not exercise. Where there's a will there's a way. 4. I can't blame others for…
  • I now have practically no boobs left :-(. I was a 36C to start with and now I'm a 34B at a push. But on the plus side it has made running a whole lot easier, so silver linings etc :-)
  • If I was eating that little I'd be feeling pretty low too. I think you should try eating more food and see if your mood picks up (it will almost definitely help with the concentration). If your feelings don't improve then maybe you should consider speaking to your doctor to get some proper help to feel better. Best wishes…
  • That is so adorable. Plus children tend to compulsively speak the truth so I think you should be super happy with a compliment from one!
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  • I weigh and log everything I eat and drink (except water), so in that way I'm strict. But I'm not worried about the number of calories I eat too much. I normally eat under my calorie goal for the day once exercise is taken into account but as long as I'm under maintenance (with the exception of my birthday and Christmas…
  • I will await the running being bad for me one with baited breath because I'm pretty sure that'll be rolled out next time :-D Don't panic! This was yesterday and all the cake is gone now :-( sad times I think you'll agree, but I will remember to mail you a piece next time :-)
  • Absolutely yes. There is some evidence that caffeine improves exercise performance http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23573201. Plus coffee is delicious :-) P.S it's not the caffeine that causes the bad absorption, it's the polyphenol compounds found in tea\coffee\raspberries\apples\walnuts etc, but the effects can be…
  • Not with particular types of food because I still eat everything I used to, but on the couple of days I have eaten much more than I normally do I have suffered really badly about 2 hours after I've eaten. I mean doubled over in agony with stomach cramps, having to lay in the floor because it hurts so much. It's quite good…
  • I really like that program. I also use the non dominant hand eating tip and it has worked well for me. I also use smaller, white coloured plates to me me think I have more food (seeing it all packed onto a smaller plate makes me think I'm eating more than if my food is spread out over a massive dinner plate), strange but…
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